Tiotropium (18 Mcg) Once Daily Via the HandiHaler® in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 11, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 1, 2013
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Boehringer Ingelheim

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this trial is to determine whether treatment with tiotropium (18 mcg) capsule once daily via the HandiHaler reduces the proportion of patients with COPD experiencing an exacerbation and the proportion of patients hospitalized for an exacerbation during a six month observation period.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive Drug: Tiotropium Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1829 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Trial Assessing the Proportion of Patients Experiencing an Exacerbation and Proportion of Patients Hospitalized for an Exacerbation Over 6 Months During Treatment With Tiotropium 18 Mcg Capsule Once Daily in Patients With COPD in a Veterans Affairs Setting
Study Start Date : September 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2003

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MedlinePlus related topics: COPD

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of patients experiencing an exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Percentage of patients hospitalized for a COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to first COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Time to first hospitalization associated with an COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  3. Total number of days of corticosteroids for an COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  4. Total number of antibiotics for an COPD exacerbation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  5. Number of unscheduled out-patient visits [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  6. Total number of hospital admissions and total hospital days [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  7. Trough post-dose FEV1 and FVC [ Time Frame: after 3 and 6 months ]
  8. 90 minute post-dose FEV1 and FVC [ Time Frame: after 3 and 6 months ]
  9. Occurrence of serious adverse events [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00274547

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Boehringer Ingelheim
Study Chair: Boehringer Ingelheim Study Coordinator Boehringer Ingelheim Identifier: NCT00274547     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 205.266
First Posted: January 11, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 1, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Chronic Disease
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Tiotropium Bromide
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action